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Uttarakhand: Two years after calamity, safe, new homes still a distant dream for homeless

Uttarakhand: Two years after calamity, safe, new homes still a distant dream for homeless

It is exactly two years since a devastating deluge in the state claimed thousands of lives and rendered hundreds homeless, but for a majority of those affected, a safe, new home still continues to be a distant dream.

'Rs 4.97-cr compensation released for Uttarakhand flood victims'

The Delhi government has so far released compensation to the tune of Rs 4.97 crore for the next kin of 142 victims of Uttarakhand disaster.

Red alert issued in Uttarakhand`s Rudraprayag due to heavy rainfall

Uttarakhand authorities issued red alert in Rudraprayag on Wednesday after heavy rainfall was recorded in the region.

Uttarakhand tragedy: Uma Bharti takes step to prevent disasters in future

On the first anniversary of the devastation caused by flash floods in Uttarakhand last June 16, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said that she will personally review the development work carried out by the state government after the incident.

BJP MP demands white paper on Uttarakhand natural disaster

Contending that the full magnitude of last year`s natural disaster in Uttarakhand has not come out in the open yet, a BJP MP, who had a close shave in the incident, today demanded a white paper on the tragedy and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "intervene" in the matter to find out the truth.

World Bank to give $250 mn loan for Uttarakhand reconstruction

Multi-lateral funding agency World Bank will provide USD 250 million loan to construct disaster resilient houses and road in cyclonic disaster hit Uttarakhand.

Ration meant for flood-hit rotting in U`Khand godowns

While flood-hit people of Uttarakhand kept crying for succour, ration meant for them kept rotting in government godowns with villagers complaining that sacks full of foodgrain have been thrown in the Gori river.

Five months post disaster, Uttarakhand still lacks disaster plan

Nearly five months after devastating floods ravaged the hill state, Uttarakhand is yet to formulate a disaster management plan to meet any future calamity.

Children worst affected in Uttarakhand disaster

Children were affected most during the Uttarakhand flood disaster and many of the kids continue to have trauma and afraid of rains, the NDMA said.

Students use space camera to study Uttarakhand disaster

A total of 300 school students studied the earth`s surface as seen from space, including the flood-ravaged state of Uttarakhand.

Cong, BJP should stop politicising Uttarakhand disaster: SP

The Samajwadi Party on Monday accused both the Congress and Bhartiya Janata Party of politicising the Uttarakhand flood tragedy.

15 more from Odisha rescued from Uttarakhand

At least 15 more pilgrims from Odisha were rescued from flood and landslide-hit Uttarakhand, official sources said.

15 bodies found floating in Ganga

At least 15 bodies were found floating in Ganga in different districts of Uttar Pradesh including Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahr and Bijnore.

High-level team to review public health measures in U`khand

The Union Health Ministry has deputed a high-level team which will review the public health measures in the state on Wednesday.

Haryana govt sends 11,000 tents to U`khand

The Haryana Government sent 11,000 tents to Uttarakhand as a part of the relief supplies to help those affected by the natural calamity in the hilly state.

No party should do politics on U`khand disaster: Rajnath

BJP hit back at Congress for attacking Modi`s rescue efforts in flood-affected Uttarakhand and said no politics should be played on such a sensitive issue.

Assam Governor donates a month`s salary

Assam Governor J B Patnaik has donated his one month`s salary to the Uttarakhand Disaster Relief Fund.

Need to asses climate change, says NDMA chief

Cautioning that the Uttarakhand disaster may be a warning towards "extreme weather", NDMA vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy Monday said detailed assessment of impact of climate change is needed.

India`s flood-prone areas to be mapped but only by 2022

The inundation maps will pictorially represent areas that would come under water for every metre`s increase in a river`s level above the danger mark.

China expresses sorrow over Uttarakhand disaster

China on Monday expressed grief over the loss of lives and damage to properties in the aftermath of devastating floods in Uttarakhand and surrounding areas.